Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Walk: The most notable place leaving the canal at the Pilkington Road Bridge No 114C is the memorial to the 1883 Moorfield Colliery disaster where 68 people perished in the disaster, including boys as young as ten.
Start Point: “The Hyndburn” Whalley Road, Clayton-le- Moors, Accrington. BB5 5SQ Grid Reference: SD 748 314
Distance: 5 miles Ascent: None
Time: 3 hours
Weather: Dry but dull at first; brightened up as we progressed.

At first glance the area appears industrial, close to the M65, the walk was largely rural offering fine views over east Lancashire skirting through several farms along fields, farm tracks and green lanes. There were also 2 minor lengths of road walking as well as the towpath of the Leeds/Liverpool canal. The final part of the walk was through splendid woodlands on well set out paths. 
A total of 23 of us enjoyed the occasion and the food at the restaurant.

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